Happy Tail: Molly

When Shruti began volunteering with the Annex Cat Rescue, her first fosters were two kittens that had been rescued from an industrial area. While she didn’t know too much about their time or background before they came into the ACR family, the kittens were estimated to be around three months old.

Happy Tail: Molly

Due to the lack of socialization prior to being in Shruti’s care, one of the kittens — a black, long-haired female — happened to be extremely nervous in the beginning. “She didn’t like being handled at all,” she says. However, there was one silver lining: the little kitten absolutely loved hanging out with Shruti’s older cat, Bela.

She “followed her around like a shadow,” Shruti says. And after seeing how closely the kitten had bonded with Bela, she simply didn’t have the heart to take her away from her new companion.

Happy Tail: Molly

“After a few months of fostering, I just couldn’t bring myself to separate her from Bela and decided to adopt her.” The black, fluffy kitten was named Molly, and the deal was done. Molly was officially a “foster fail.”

Shruti has had Molly for close to two years now — and though she still sometimes makes her work very hard to pet her, she has warmed up tremendously over time. “When she does let me pet her, it is the best feeling!” Shruti says. Molly particularly enjoys being picked up when it’s time to eat. “Every day I look forward to mealtimes, when she doesn’t mind me picking her up and petting her.”

Happy Tail: Molly

Molly’s playful side has also come out in full force. She is “absolutely crazy” about lasers or any moving light/reflections. “We live in a corner house, where Molly can sit for hours staring at the shadows and lights on the wall made by cars passing by on the street.”

The bond between Molly and Bela is also stronger than ever. “Watching her try to catch the attention of Bela is absolutely adorable,” Shruti says. In all, she refers to Molly as “the strangest and cutest little creature.”

Happy Tail: Molly

When addressing the importance of adopting a rescue cat, Shruti feels that while rescue cats “may or may not turn out to be super cuddly lap cats, they each have their own way of showing love.” She strongly believes in adopting rescue cats because “they deserve to be in a loving home and once they get over their initial shyness, it is the most rewarding feeling.”

-Coral Cripps

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